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06-12-2013, 12:29 AM   #1
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pentax DA 50mm 1.8 slow AF?

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My apologies if this question had been asked but someone advised me to post this ? In lens forum.

I just got k-30 n 50mm 1.8. While i enjoy fast lens with shake reduc i found the AF is really slow in dim light. My d5100 n 50mm 1.8g is way way faster. Am i getting a bad copy? Or its just the way it is? Thanks

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QuoteOriginally posted by andri Quote
Hi

My apologies if this question had been asked but someone advised me to post this ? In lens forum.

I just got k-30 n 50mm 1.8. While i enjoy fast lens with shake reduc i found the AF is really slow in dim light. My d5100 n 50mm 1.8g is way way faster. Am i getting a bad copy? Or its just the way it is? Thanks
That's just the way it is- Nikon's AF is faster in general, though at times the difference isn't very big. It also depends on what lens you use (on both cameras when making the comparison).

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AF in dim light is always tricky, with any system. In general, the AF with the K30 is decent, especially with my F-series zooms that have short focus throws.
I have not used the DA50 1.8

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Yea quiet a bit of difference compared to nikon. Oh well u got some u lose some

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